Only minor injuries are suspected after a group was caught in an avalanche outside of Fernie.
Fernie Search and Rescue say three avalanche technicians responded to an estimated Size 2 slide Thursday afternoon in the Orca Bowl area of the Lizard Range.
Four members of a group of 11 were reportedly involved in the avalanche, and one person is said to have been thrown 300 metres down the slope.
No one was fully buried and SAR says the group was able to execute a companion rescue to extricate all the affected skiers.
Three people were flown to Fernie for further assessment.
The avalanche danger rating is considerable for most parts of our region.
Avalanche Canada says those travelling to the backcountry can expect continued avalanche activity with fresher snow laying on weaker layers.